Garden time

It was my day off yesterday and the sun was shining so I thought I would make some new seats for my old garden chairs as the old ones were all ripped. I used some pretty oil cloth fabric called Field Study from our Freespirit range.

The colour looks great on the old blue chair frames! Unfortunately in typical British Summer style no soon as I had finished them it started to rain and didn’t stop all afternoon!!

Amy’s Prom

I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front lately, this is because I have been busy making a very important dress for my daughter. It is a Colette Laurel

Amy Prom

It’s an easy dress to make and the instructions are really clear and easy to follow. The fabric on the other hand was a bit tricky, a lovely coral crepe/georgette fabric, it was so slippery to use, I had to redo the sleeves a couple of times as they were different lengths! I didn’t read about spraying the fabric with a starch spray until it was too late. I will definitely do that next time I use this type of Fabric.

Amy's Prom June 2013 005 (3)I love the way she has accessorised and her shoes are fab! She also did a great job of her nails

Amy's Prom June 2013 2354She met up with some of her friends for a pre-prom drink, they all look gorgeous

Amy Prom3I had to have a picture of the two of us, even though she makes me look a bit short!

Amy's Prom June 2013 022 (3)


Zebra costume

My gorgeous daughter was going to a fancy dress party last night, the theme was Noah’s Ark, so she needed to be an animal. I had already made her the Zebra print shorts so I made her a tail to complete the outfit. I would’ve made her a top as well but didn’t have time & she didn’t want to go too mad! A nice subtle costume!


Clover bias binding maker – give away

I have been using a lot of bias binding in my sewing lately, this pretty ready made floral one on my daughters Laurel dress

Laurel dresswe have just added stock of Clover bias binding makers to TrixieLixie so I thought I would have a go at making some, there is an excellent tutorial here on the Colette blog. For my June give-away you could win one of these bias binding makers, for a chance to win, leave me a comment, for a further chance to win sign up for the TrixieLixie newsletter here

bias-binding-makers-109-c[ekm]180x180[ekm]so I made some for this black pinafore dress that my daughter decided she needed

Black pinaforeevery edge has bias binding around it including the button fastenings at the sides

Black pinaforeBlack pinaforeI have finally drawn a winner for the leafy stripe fat quarter bundle that I featured a few weeks ago, Becca Kettle is the lucky winner, she suggested putting the fabric into embroidery hoops and hanging them on the wall, I would love to see that!

Leafy stripe fabric 004Well done Becca!

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